Notes on the State of Virginia

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Penguin, Dec 1, 1998 - Philosophy - 368 pages
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Jefferson’s chronicle of the natural, social, and political history of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to define America, and a brilliant examination of the idea of freedom.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
vii
A NOTE ON THE TEXT
xxxiii
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
xxxv
Notes on the State of Virginia
1
Charles Thomsons Observations
205
Draught of the Constitution
217
Act for Establishing Religious Freedom
231
Relative to the Murder of Logans Family
233
Letters and Documents
265
EXPLANATORY AND TEXTUAL NOTES
289
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